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Risk Factors for Digitalis Toxicity

Purpose:

To identify a patient receiving digitalis who is at risk for serious toxicity.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T46.0

Description:

A number of factors may increase the risk of digitalis toxicity in a patient taking a digitalis glycoside. This may act to increase serum drug levels or enhance toxic responses.

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